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A Progress Report on the State of the Social, Health, and Public Safety Services in St. Lucie County for 2012

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MERS-CoV Infection Found in Florida

The Florida Department of Health today confirmed a case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, the second in the United States. The following link will connect you with information on this virus:

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Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne virus that spreads through mosquito bites and is transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquito species. The most common symptoms of chikungunya are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Humans are the primary reservoir during epidemics. Travelers who go to the Caribbean are at risk of getting chikungunya. In addition, travelers to Africa, Asia, and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific also are at risk as the virus is spread in many of these areas.

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

The Epidemiology unit at Florida Health – St. Lucie County has noticed an increase in activity of reported pertussis (whooping cough). Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal (especially in babies less than one year of age and infants too young to be vaccinated). Because of this, we would like to share some information regarding this vaccine preventable disease.

More information on Pertussis (whooping cough) . . .

Health Access Network Delivery Systems of St. Lucie County

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Free and confidential clinic for teens from 13-19. Services include: pregnancy testing, nutrition and diet, health education, career skills, STD testing, and much more.  More Information.
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